Summer is halfway over, but it has been one of the hottest seasons Florida (FL) has seen in decades. Even though Florida (FL) residents are used to the extreme heat, it’s important to always drink bottled water to avoid dehydration and heat-related conditions.
Dehydration affects residents and visitors throughout Florida (FL) all year long, but when it is summer and temperatures exceed 100 degrees, your body loses a lot of water in a short amount of time. When you don’t drink enough water, you will suddenly have symptoms of dehydration including weak or aching muscles, joint pain, extreme thirst, loss of appetite and lightheadedness or tunnel vision.
To prevent dehydration, you should always drink bottled water. However, most of us do not think about drinking bottled water until we are really thirsty and our bodies have already lost a large amount of water. The best way to stay healthy and hydrated is to make drinking bottled water become a part of your daily routine. Having a bottle of water when you wake up and another before you go to sleep can go a long way in keeping your body healthy and can even reduce late-night food cravings. Many people drink water during meals, but don’t forget to grab some bottled water between meals too (especially between lunch and dinner).
One of the primary reasons people do not stay hydrated throughout the day is that they do not have any bottled water nearby when they need it. Keeping a personal water bottle with you throughout the day gives you convenient access to water wherever you go. If you only drink cold water and your fridge does not have enough room for bottled water or you never have ice on hand, rent a water cooler or dispenser to ensure you will always have access to cold water during those hot summer months!
When you are not feeling well, your body gets more dehydrated, so make sure to drink more bottled water than usual. Don’t forget – not all fluids can keep you as hydrated as water. In fact, soda and alcohol make you more dehydrated, so when it is a hot, sweaty day, drink bottled water instead of soda or alcohol.
The most important part of avoiding dehydration is simply being aware. If you notice yourself or someone else showing some of the dehydration symptoms listed above, contact a hospital immediately and slowly rehydrate until help arrives. Lack of water can lead to heat exhaustion and heatstroke, which can be fatal for elderly people and small children. Stay cool, stay hydrated and remember: if you make drinking bottled water a habit, you won’t be caught off-guard by dehydration.
Make sure you can survive the hot seasons in Florida (FL) and always have bottled water by your side! At Water Boy, our cases of single serve bottled water and 3 & 5 gallon bottled water are great ways to stay hydrated throughout the year! Contact Water Boy today to schedule a home or office water delivery today!